My, my, my how times have changed. Would you ever have thought, let’s say 10 years ago, that a Marine could shoot a video inviting a major celebrity to an event and then get a yes?
Fast forward to the present, and one of the biggest trends on YouTube this week are the Marine Ball invitations that have been given out to stars like Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Betty White and Miley Cyrus.
Sgt Scott Moore with 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan asked Mila Kunis to the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, NC on November 18th. His video currently has over 3 million views. Mila said yes.
Marine Sgt. Ray Lewis asked Betty White to the Marine Corps Ball in Fort Worth, Texas Oct. 29. She politely declined, but Linda Hamilton, yes Terminator Linda Hamilton, turned the tables and said she’s no Betty White, but she would go to the ball with Lewis.
Cat videos – we all love them, we all watch them, there’s just some about those furry little felines on video that mesmerize the world.
As I was taking a look at some YouTube trends for the past month, I saw on the YouTube trends website that their most-viewed cat video for the past month, didn’t contain any actual cats. There was talk of cats. A lot of talk of cats actually. But no real life cats doing anything quirky or funny. What?!
Have you seen “Debbie” and her “eHarmony Video Bio”? Considering the video received 2 million views in one day, I am sure you have. For those of you who may not have any clue of what I’m talking about, here you go.
Debbie loves her cats!
Okay, so “Debbie” is actually a girl named Cara Hartmann who’s Facebook page describes herself as an entertainer. Her video is still averaging around 100,000 views a day and has over 11 million views at the time of this writing. There have also been numerous parody videos made, which you can see here.
So, let’s ask ourselves the question “Why was this video so popular?” A popular cat video with NO cats! The short answer. Because we were all trying to figure out if this girl was for real. After closer examination and the video becoming so popular, it was obvious this was a joke. And a darn good one at that.
Just for fun, if you put together an eHarmony video bio, what’s the one thing you would say you just loved?